Spring is in the air and that exciting pre-summer weather we are enjoying means longer days, pottering in the garden, spring sports and a need to escape from the office to seek out the sunshine.
Winter hasn’t really been that cold this year, but we all look forward to the shorts, skirts and t-shirt weather that spring brings. There’s always plenty of options for you, friends and family to enjoy more of what’s closer to home or away. You just have to be willing to jump in the car and go – have you considered regional WA?
Enjoy a slow-burn weekend away so that you can return fired up and full of energy.
Cape to Cape – Ever considered trekking the 125km Cape to Cape? If you’d like to try it out, a great way to introduce yourself to it is by starting at the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and hiking to Gracetown. I did this over a long weekend a few years ago. We started Saturday lunchtime and arrived in Gracetown (where you will find a wonderful cafe), on Monday mid-morning. If coordinating people or cars is too hard, consider joining a tour group.
Bluff Knoll – A few years ago, I turned 25 and decided to tick off climbing a mountain. I decided to ‘climb’ Bluff Knoll which is a mountain in the Great Southern and the highest peak of the Stirling Range. Sitting just under 1100m in elevation it’s also, on occasion, received snowfall in a number of winters.
I very much recommend a drive to Bluff Knoll. It’s a fantastic weekend trip, you can camp or stay nearby or drive in from Albany or Mount Barker. Rise early in the morning and hike up to the top, it’s not difficult, but will definitely get your heart pumping (kid-friendly too!). Once at the top, the view is incredible. To the south you can see lakes, farm land and even the ocean near Albany. To the north you can see a colourful canvas of crops growing canola, wheat, oats, lupins and other grain varieties. As you ascend you will likely see wildflowers and wildlife too. The Porongurups are worth visiting again and again.
Granite Skywalk – Consider, driving over to the Granite Skywalk at Castle Rock as well – it’s shorter, and easier than Bluff Knoll and offers brilliant views.
Scenic drives and wildflowers
Take a drive anywhere right now, and you’ll see winter greenery, rolling, pre-harvest farming countryside and very soon, wildflowers!
Fathers’ Day is just around the corner and it’s a great opportunity to get the family on the road and go wildflower spotting and camping! If there aren’t any wildflowers out, it’s still ideal weather for enjoying beautiful pre-spring landscapes.
Find where the wildflowers are at, go camping, and don’t forget your KwikGas bottle for your BBQ. We have a handy retailer locator available, so that you can return or replace your KwikGas when you’re on the road!
Retreats and respite
There’s nothing better than skipping away for a weekend with your significant other, indulging in some R&R, fresh air, delicious feasting and a scenic drive or two.
So if you haven’t already planned this, you might be in luck, because this month we are offering five incredibly lucky Kleenheat customers, a spectacular getaway.
Would you like to win two nights’ accommodation staying in a luxurious Loft Suite at Empire Retreat?
Five winners and their plus one, will indulge in the Empire Experience Package, valued at over $1000 and includes a gourmet hamper with local fresh produce upon arrival, breakfast each morning, a bottle of Empire Estate Classic Dry White and Cabernet Merlot, and 90-minutes of spa treatments!
And for those who miss out, we also have 20, $100 Coles gift cards to giveaway for semi-lucky runner-ups!
This will definitely put a spring in your step!
Win an Empire Retreat experience package!
We’re all about making life flow as easily as gas flows to your BBQ or stove-top, so if you’re a Kleenheat customer simply fill in the entry form below, for your chance to win!.
This competition is now closed.